SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURE OF WASTE HEAT IN AN HVAC UNIT

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United States of America Patent

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15648328

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In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a refrigerant circuit configured to flow a refrigerant. The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor configured to compress the refrigerant, a condenser configured to receive the refrigerant from the compressor and to condense the refrigerant, a valve configured to receive a first portion of the refrigerant from the condenser and to decrease a pressure of the first portion of the refrigerant, and an evaporator configured to receive the first portion of the refrigerant from the condenser and configured to evaporate the first portion of the refrigerant. The refrigerant circuit also includes a refrigerant sub-circuit configured to receive a second portion of the refrigerant from the condenser and to convert thermal energy of the second portion of the refrigerant to electrical energy.

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JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY5757 NORTH GREEN BAY AVENUE MILWAUKEE WI 53209

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Atchison, Shaun B Wichita, US 37 77
Bentz, Jedidiah O Wichita, US 25 750
Gillette, Theresa N Wichita, US 32 82
Hern, Shawn A Park City, US 20 6
McCune, Tyler P El Dorado, US 10 1
Noor, Aneek M Wichita, US 9 3
Rigg, Brian D Douglass, US 32 364
Tasker, Tom R Andover, US 24 73

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